Doctors urge southwestern CT residents to start thinking about flu shot

The time of year has come for southwestern Connecticut residents to start thinking about getting a flu shot.Doctors are urging people with an existing health condition to make the vaccine a priority.

News 12 Staff

Sep 22, 2006, 9:25 AM

Updated 6,456 days ago

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Doctors urge southwestern CT residents to start thinking about flu shot
The time of year has come for southwestern Connecticut residents to start thinking about getting a flu shot.Doctors are urging people with an existing health condition to make the vaccine a priority. Dr. Steven Kunkes, of Fairfield-based Cardiac Specialists, recommends that people get a shot by the end of November, especially heart disease patients. He says the flu can damage the inside of arteries.Kunkes says patients who are vaccinated have a seven in 10 chance of beating the flu. Wilton-based Nursing and Home Care has flu shot clinics scheduled for early October.


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